Top 11 New Hunting Scopes to Buy in 2018

Top 11 New Hunting Scopes to Buy in 2018

This year more and more brands have unveiled their new riflescopes for the hunting community. There is a clear trend of the large body tube, exposed and capped turrets, and most importantly sophisticated optical and sighting systems for accurate shots at long ranges. The available variety is so big that there’s something for every hunter. No matter what your need is – first focal plane or second focal plane scope, deer or small/big game hunting, or long range or close range, this year the shooting optical brands have brought an enormous range of products. We’ve handpicked 11 top new hunting riflescopes that you can buy in 2018. Take a closer look at the list and decide which one to buy.

11 Top New Hunting Riflescopes You can Buy in 2018

#1 Nightforce SHV 5-20×56 Riflescopes

Nightforce SHV 5-20×56 Scopes are the new line of scopes for hunters (especially long range varmint hunters). If you want to hunt small games, deer, or big games at long ranges, even when they are camouflaging behind bushes or timbers, use Nightforce SHV 5-20×56 Riflescopes. This Second Focal Plane scope provides superb quality at highest power while the quality of lesser variable-power scopes deteriorate dramatically at the highest magnification. Nightforce Optics has done away with the overbuilt features of its combat scopes and brought a more streamlined scope at a more economical value.

You can enjoy amazing crispness, clarity, color contrast across the entire magnification range. They have incorporated premium features such as ZeroSet, 30 mm tube, multiple reticle options, and advanced turrets.

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Nightforce C586 Forceplex Reticle (Non-Illuminated) BUY NOW!
Nightforce C587 Forceplex Reticle (Center Only Illumination) BUY NOW!
Nightforce C534 MOAR Reticle (Non-Illuminated) BUY NOW!
Nightforce C535 MOAR Reticle (Center Only Illumination) BUY NOW!

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#2 Vortex Viper PST 5-25×50 Riflescope

Vortex Viper PST 5-25×50 Riflescope is best for both hunting and tactical shooting community. You can stay ahead of your peer hunters in both long-range and close quarter hunting and shooting. This riflescope line has been incorporated with an illumination dial, cleanly integrated with the side focus knob. Therefore, you can easily access the knob even when you are looking through the scope. Vortex Viper PST 5-25×50 Scope comes with a glass-etched reticle (located at Second Focal Plane), which basically is uncluttered but still offers detailed hold points that are both functional as well as intuitive. For helping hunters use the scope in all lighting conditions, this scope line has been included with 10 intensity levels that come with off positions between each setting.

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Vortex PST-5251 EBR-4 (MOA) Tactical Reticle (Illuminated) BUY NOW!

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#3 Schmidt Bender PMII 1-8×24 ShortDot CC and Dual CC Riflescopes

Schmidt and Bender has added two new riflescopes in their PMII 1-8×24 ShortDot line – ShortDot CC Scopes and  ShortDot Dual CC Scopes. Both these scopes come with 8x zoom ratio (magnification range from 1x to 8x), thereby serving the needs of close-to-medium range hunters and tactical shooters.

  • Integration of true red dot sight with the patented CC mode in a single scope is the specialty of Schmidt and Bender PM II 1-8×24 ShortDot CC Riflescopes.  
  • Schmidt and Bender PM II 1-8×24 ShortDot Dual CC Riflescopes feature a FlashDot reticle in the second focal plane (SFP) and an illuminated reticle at the first focal plane (FFP).

Both of them help mobile hunters and tactical shooters in short-to-medium ranges in all field conditions including urban terrain.

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Schmidt Bender 682-845-918-B7-B3 CQB2 Reticle, CW, Ral8000 BUY NOW!
Schmidt Bender 682-811-918-F6-D8 CQB2 Reticle, CCW, Black BUY NOW!
Schmidt Bender 683-811-85A-B7-B3 MilDot, CW, Matte Black BUY NOW!

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#4 Kahles 318i 3.5-18×50 Scope

If you want to take a precision shot from a compact riflescope, Kahles 318i 3.5-18×50 Scope is meant for you. It comes with a short-build design, truly masterful optical engineering, ZeroStop elevation feature, innovative Twist Guard windage, a wide range of adjustment, innovative etching technology, and illuminated reticle at First Focal Plane.

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Kahles 10631 MSR (Illuminated) Reticle BUY NOW!
Kahles 10633 SKMR3 (Illuminated) Reticle BUY NOW!

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#5 Nightforce ATACR 1-8X24 F1 Scopes

Nightforce Optics has included this new 8x zoom ratio scope for hunters and tactical shooters who need to shoot at short-to-medium ranges. This ultimate low-power variable riflescope comes with pristine ED glass, very low-profile turrets, an intelligent FC-DM reticle (at First Focal Plane), bright daylight illumination, true 1x magnification (and equivalent Field of View), and extreme reliability. Nightforce ATACR 1-8X24 F1 Scopes are extremely compact and hardly add on to weight on the rifle system. You can use this scope for hunting, close quarter engagements, competition shooting, and general shooting.

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Nightforce C597 FC-DM (Illuminated) Reticle BUY NOW!

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#6 Zeiss Conquest V6 3-18×50 Scope

Zeiss Conquest V6 3-18×50 Riflescope is surely one of the top new hunting scopes available currently. It comes with a 6x zoom and offers enough versatility to be used in wide array of shooting applications. Zeiss Conquest V6 3-18×50 Scope line features Multi-turn elevation turret (having Ballistic Stop), true 92% light transmission, Side parallax adjustment, proprietary FL lenses, and advanced coatings (T* coatings and LotuTec coating). These Second Focal Plane scopes are best for long range hunters who look for versatility as well as precise long-range shot placement.

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Zeiss 522241-9906-000 #6 Reticle w/ Hunting Turret BUY NOW!
Zeiss 522241-9992-070 ZBR Ballistic Reticle BUY NOW!
Zeiss 522241-9994-070 ZMOA Reticle BUY NOW!
Zeiss 522241-9906-070 #6 Reticle w/BDC BUY NOW!

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#7 Trijicon AccuPoint 4-16×50 Scopes

Trijicon AccuPoint 4-16×50 Scope is the new variable-powered scope that has a rugged construction, high-quality optics, multi-coated lens, and wide array of illuminated reticles. Superior light transmission ensures that you get clear, crisp, bright, and contrast target view. Trijicon AccuPoint 4-16×50 Riflescopes are the top new hunting scopes that can also be used for tactical shooting, precision rifle shooting, and military purposes.

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Trijicon TR29-C-200135 Amber Triangle Post Reticle BUY NOW!
Trijicon TR29-C-200136 Green Triangle Post Reticle BUY NOW!
Trijicon TR29-C-200131 Standard Duplex Crosshair w/ Green Dot Reticle BUY NOW!
Trijicon TR29-C-200133 MIL-Dot Crosshair w/ Green Dot Reticle BUY NOW!
Trijicon TR29-C-200132 MOA-Dot Crosshair w/ Green Dot Reticle BUY NOW!
Trijicon TR29-C-200134 BAC Red Triangle Post Reticle BUY NOW!

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#8 Nightforce NX8 1-8×24 F1 Scope

Nightforce NX8 1-8×24 F1 Scope is the newest First Focal Plane scope line released by Nightforce Optics for close-to-medium range hunting and shooting applications. These class-leading scopes are lightweight, compact, rugged, and robust riflescopes that come with 8x zoom ratio, a wide array of daylight-bright reticles (both MOA and MRAD), 30 mm body tube, ZeroStop elevation adjustment, and built-in Power Throw Lever.

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Nightforce C598 FC-Mil Reticle BUY NOW!
Nightforce C600 FC-MOA Reticle BUY NOW!

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#9 Bushnell XRS II 4.5-30×50 Scopes

Bushnell XRS II 4.5-30×50 Scopes are definitely one of the finest new scopes launched by Bushnell. With this scope fitted to your rifle, you can take shots anywhere from close to extreme long distances. This flagship optical product from Bushnell comes with ED Prime Glass that helps you to view images at high contrast and rich color. Therefore, you can view targets even in low light conditions. You can easily hit targets beyond 1,000 yards. Bushnell XRS II 4.5-30×50 Riflescopes come with RevLimiter Zero Stop integrated elevation turret, locking turret, and other important features. This scope line is perfect for long range hunting, law enforcement personnel, and competitive shooting.

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Bushnell ET46305GZ G3 Reticle, Black Color BUY NOW!
Bushnell ET46305Z H59 Reticle, Black Color BUY NOW!
Bushnell ET46305GZA Bushnell ET46305GZA G3 Reticle, FDE Color BUY NOW!

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#10 Sig Sauer Whiskey5 5-25×52 Scopes

Sig Sauer Whiskey5 5-25×52 Scopes are definitely one of the leading hunting scopes for extended long range applications. In fact, you can use it with hunting as well as recreational shooting. The best aspect about Sig Sauer Whiskey5 5-25×52 Scopes is that it can be used with all kinds of calibers. Whether you are using a common MSR/AR platform or traditional hunting rifles, you can use WHISKEY5 5-25×52 mm. This scope line comes with 5x zoom, high-end optical glass, and fog-proof performance. This Second Focal Plane scope has HDX optical system, IPX-7 rated dependable waterproofing, and fog proof performance.  

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Sig Sauer SOW55011 HellFire QuadPlex BUY NOW!
Sig Sauer SOW55012 HellFire TriPlex BUY NOW!
Sig Sauer SOW55014 MOA Milling Hunter BUY NOW!

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#11 Leica Magnus 1.8-12×50 i Scopes

Leica Magnus 1.8-12×50 i Scope-line is the newest addition to the Magnus series of scopes. This is an extremely versatile scope that the hunters can use for blinds, stalking and driven hunts. The new Leica Magnus 1.8-12×50 i Scopes come with the first-class optical system, large 50 mm objective lens, amazing over 6x zoom factor and exceptional light gathering capability. This scope line can be effectively used in all light conditions – from dawn to dusk.

Model Unique Feature Product URL
Leica 53170 L-Ballistic BUY NOW!

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